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“Under One Roof” Featured on Multimedia Site The37thFrame.org

The37thFrame.org, not to be confused with our annual photography contest of the same name, recently featured “Under One Roof” on their Web site. Like Multimedia Shooter and Interactive Narratives, the 37th Frame culls the Web for great multimedia journalism and then aggregates it for our viewing pleasure. Bookmark it.

“Under One Roof” is the story of Ricky and Kristy Dunlap, who, in January 2008, lost their home to foreclosure. Recently, the family of six was joined by Kristy‚Äôs brother Randy, his wife Heather and their three children. All 11 share a 1,008-square-foot double-wide trailer in Shallotte, North Carolina. Link directly to the story.

Photo by Chris Carmichael

Summer Documentary Bonanza: Three CPJ Multimedia Sites Set to Launch

Three CPJ multimedia sites are scheduled to go live this summer: Nuevas Fronteras, Andaman Rising and Cape Fear to Down Here.

  • Nuevas Fronteras is a series of multimedia features that deal with the impact of the rising Latino population in North Carolina.
  • Andaman Rising is a rich multimedia Web site, which documents the lives of the people living off southern Thailand’s Andaman Sea, which, during the 2004 tsunami, rose up and destroyed a lifestyle it previously sustained.
  • Cape Fear to Down Here, the 2008 installment of the Carolina Photojournalism Workshop, explores the cultures and traditions of North Carolina’s rapidly-growing Brunswick Islands.

Stay tuned.

Photo by Eileen Mignoni, from “Cape Fear to Down Here.”

Documentary Project on North Carolina’s Latino Community to be a Schoolwide Effort

Every year students from J481 take part in a semester long documentary project on a topic of their choosing. This year they will joined by talented students from the school’s editorial, infographics and multimedia sequences to document the stories of North Carolina’s emerging Latino communities. Between 1990 and 2000 the number of Latinos in the state grew nearly 400 percent according to the U.S. Census. The cultural and economic impact is undeniable. A 2006 study by the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC-Chapel Hill estimated the economic contribution of Hispanic immigrants in North Carolina at more than $9 billion. Yet, issues surrounding illegal immigration, including access to education, remain hotly contested. In what will be an ongoing project, we hope to use all of our resources to produce a site that takes an uncharacteristically intimate look into an incredibly diverse group of new North Carolinians.

Have a story idea? Let us know in a comment or email us at pdavison@email.unc.edu or jccarmic@email.unc.edu.

Photo by Traci White (from last year’s award-winning project On the Line)

North Carolina State Fair Stories 2007

This year a record 858,000 people attended the North Carolina State Fair. A cross-section of North Carolina culture, the state fair has lured people from all over the state with its mixed appeal of chaotic midway pleasures and rural charms since 1853. As evidenced by the wake of cars lined up along I-40 off-ramps, the state fair experience continues to be one of our most unique and cherished pieces of Americana. As always Carolina Photojournalism students were there to capture a fraction of the chaos. Click here to view this year’s stories.

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Photo by Lauren Cowart

Coming Soon: State Fair Stories

The state fair stories are done and will be posted on the site later this week. Each student produced a still slideshow with audio. While audio was an integral part of the award-winning J481 Documentary Photojournalism class last year, this fall marks the first time that J480 students have incorporated audio into their state fair stories. For many students it was their first experience with audio storytelling and we couldn’t be happier with the results. In fact, many students can’t be parted with their audio kits and have vowed to incorporate audio into their final projects. Next year, we’re hoping to incorporate smells into the state fair projects (Joe should have a beta version of SmellSlides 1.0 ready by then.)

Photo by Chris Carmichael